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Columbia River shoreline closed; toxic algae found

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Benton-Franklin Health District is warning the public to stay out of the water along the Columbia River shoreline in the Tri-Cities due to toxic bacteria commonly referred to as blue-green algae. BFHD posted a public notice…

WATCH: SpaceX's first all-tourist space flight

(Start at 04:16:30) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX aimed to blast a billionaire into orbit Wednesday night with his two contest winners and a health care worker who survived childhood cancer. It’s the first chartered passenger flight for Elon…

Kennewick home and car struck with multiple rounds of bullets

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Several 911 calls reported weapons complaints and referenced shots fired early Sunday morning in Kennewick, according to Kennewick Police Department (KPD). The incident happened around the 4000 block of South Vancouver Street at 2:08 a.m., according to…

Hundreds gather to remember 9/11 in Kennewick on Saturday

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Hundreds of spectators gathered at the 9/11 Memorial at the Southridge Complex in Kennewick on Saturday. The 30-minute ceremony honored those who lost their lives 20 years ago today. Afterwards, attendees walked up to the memorial…

Idaho man dies in Eastern Washington car crash

WAITSBURG, Wash. -- A man has died in Walla Walla County after a single car crash on Saturday morning. The incident happened at milepost 352 on East Highway 12. The car left the road and struck an Embankment, according to…

Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered sweeping new federal vaccine requirements for as many as 100 million Americans — private-sector employees as well as health care workers and federal contractors — in an all-out effort to curb the surging COVID-19 delta variant.